Monday, May 4, 2009

Connections: Small Tapestry International

Bottle of Red by Sarah Swett

Connections: Small Tapestry International was juried by Jane Sauer of Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. The intimate scale – 100 square inches – creates a provocative challenge for the artist weavers. All the elements of design, material choice, color, sett (the number of warp ends per inch) and concept become sharply honed and finely tuned in this format. According to Corsini, tapestry weaving (defined as a hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts) with its long history is well represented here in all of in its rich diversity, its meticulous craftsmanship and its inspired vocabulary of idea. "A wide range of ideas and styles – from the traditional to experimental, from the realistic to abstract – are showcased and the technique is thriving in the talented hands of these artists. Although small in scale the exhibited works express a powerful and imaginative creative voice," said Corsini.

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Exhibition 5th May 2009- 26th July 2009
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
American Tapestry Alliance

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